Cardinal calls on Catholics in Barcelona to welcome Pope

.- Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach of Barcelona has called on Catholics in his diocese to give a warm welcome to Pope Benedict XVI during his upcoming visit.

The Pope will visit Spain Nov. 6 -7 and will dedicate the Church of the Holy Family in Barcelona.

The cardinal encouraged Catholics to line streets on the evening of Nov. 6 and the morning of Nov. 7 when the Pope will travel by motorcade through the streets of the city.

The Holy Father’s popemobile will wind through downtown Barcelona and circle through the streets surrounding the church so that as many people as possible will be able to greet him.  Outside the church some 36,000 chairs will be set up, along with large television screens, for those who have tickets to attend the ceremony.

Cardinal Sistach encouraged those who do not have tickets to line the streets to greet the Pope as he passes by.


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